DEC 19, 2023
Coinone adds new security features
South Korean cryptocurrency exchange Coinone has recently added two new features — “Change Phone Number” and “Lock Account” — on its website and mobile app to bolster user security and convenience, according to local news site Greenpost Korea on Tuesday (KST). This comes after the platform recently rolled out plans to terminate its existing authentication services — identity verification via the Coinone PASS app was suspended on Dec. 4, and the service on the Kakao Pay platform will also be suspended on Dec. 28.
Robust protection measures
“As the number of malicious smishing and phishing attempts to access customer accounts is increasing, it is essential to strengthen customer security. We will continue to implement security features that allow customers to use our services conveniently and safely,” said Myung-hoon Cha, CEO of Coinone.
Enhanced user control
According to the exchange, users can change their phone number after completing the identity verification process in the “Change Information” option on the “My Page” tab. Notably, if a user’s account information is unintentionally disclosed, they can utilize the Account Lock feature to protect their account. These two features have been added to Coinone’s mobile app in its latest version upgrade.
After announcing plans to suspend authentication via Kakao Pay, Coinone instead introduced authentication services via the KakaoTalk app on Dec. 14, which is generally more commonly used by Koreans. By registering a KakaoTalk mobile certificate on the “Additional Channel Authentication” tab, users can undergo identity verification without the hassle of logging in separately. This latest authentication channel was added as yet another option along with Naver, which was added earlier in August.